Saturday, January 9, 2016

What Ever...

I have been blogging since late 2009 and it has been a wonderful journey.  It really is an Internet journal where I have tracked my ever fickle muse and my eclectic personality.  Many blogs are going the way of the Dodo and although I am unsure where my blog is going at the moment I hope to find a new fit for my online journaling.  I have loved making friends although truthfully I have not been the best at keeping in touch.  I'm currently thinking about changes that I could make to The Whimsical Dowager to keep both myself writing and at the same time entertaining my many dear friends.  I don't know how long these changes will take nor what they will look like or even if they will happen. Know that I will still visit you all more no matter what happens.

Giant Hugs for now...

Monday, November 23, 2015


Lest you all think I finally jumped off the cliff of blogging I thought I should at least make a sound or two to let you know I'm still here.  I really had forgotten how much trouble inquisitiveness could be contained inside one little kitten!!!  Winnie has no limits to her creative questioning of the world around her!  I even have to take the top thread off my sewing machine at night lest she chew on it...

To get you on your way for this new week...

Monday, September 28, 2015

An Early Morning

After the first restful night in weeks I was awoken by the frolicking Tigger-like bounces of my 15 week old kitten, Ms. Winnie!  It was at the latest a few moments past sunrise when I noticed it. The crispness of the air could be seen in the heathered sky of soft pinks and oranges surrounded by the beginning coloring of the daily blue sky.  Early mornings, so I am told, as I am not generally considered a morning person, are often this beautiful. Filled with the scent of possibility.  

If not for this tiny little bundle of joy who has barely been on this earth for a heartbeat in geologic time all the beauty, and the accompanying calm that washed over my soul would have been completely missed, moving silently and unacknowledged into the vaults of time passed. All is connected.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Five on Friday

Hi everyone!!! Wow it's already past the middle of September... how does that happen? Today is our Five on Friday post with Amy over at Love Made My Home... thanks and Hi Amy!!! :D

This week's post won't have many original photos because my SD card and card reader both decided it was time to leave me and go to technology heaven.  So, I find myself rather lost being unable to take pictures!  Sometimes I find needing some photos for a post or some other project to be a bother but now that I am temporarily grounded photography wise... well, I'm babbling so lets get on with the show! :D

My five for this week is just a random compilation of things from the week.

Some of you may know that I am the proud people Mom to two lovely kitties, a Mom and her baby daughter.  I can tell you for sure I had forgotten how much energy is built into kitten-hood!  For those of you who are actual Moms, all I can say is WoW!!! I don't know how you kept up!

Mom cat, Maggie and baby cat Winnie who is just now 3 months old is into everything and chewing on anything she can get her teeth into.  She is so sweet and so funny to watch with all her kitten antics!  Maggie is a great Mom who seems to be saying about now that it's time to finally get some quality sleep since Winnie is finally weened, well almost anyway.

I've had to put away all of my weaving, knitting, spinning, yarn, wool etc to keep out of Winnie's reach.  She does have an extreme interest in dangly bits! LOL!  So, all is safely tucked away for a time when Winnie is bigger and a little more calm.

What has taken the place of all those wonderful hobbies of mine you might ask?  I pulled out all of my bins of quilting fabric along with several quilts in various stages of completion and put them in the places my yarn bins were living.  A while back I sold off my uber fancy Bernina on Ebay and purchased a very inexpensive Brother computerized sewing machine.  I spent a few hours yesterday getting acquainted with her and now I am almost ready to begin quilting again!

I am really chomping at the bit to make a so called "modern" quilt design with some of those fabulous colorways fabric designers are now making. For example:

Some luscious fabric packs from Missouri Quilt Company

The yellow mustards combined with the aquas would make this so soft and fresh.  I can imagine waking up to this one hanging in my bedroom on a wall

I am especially loving this indigo collection for a comfy porch quilt for those early fall days

And last but not least this just screams fall and cozy... well, to me anyway :D

Now just waiting for the arrival of some new rotary cutting blades ... mine have been well used and have just been sitting around in their dull state for dare I say, quite a number of years... I know, I know I hear you! :D  

I think by tomorrow I will get started picking through my own fabric stash before purchasing any more fabric to see what combinations I can come up with.  I really must reign in this shopping virus I seem to have come down with!!!